The National Academy of Science has put together a neat little flash animated web site for girls interested in science called “I Was Wondering…“. The page links to interesting women in science, their discoveries, and a timeline of their contributions to science. The project is inspired by a series of books called Women’s Adventures in Science, which will be biographies targeted toward tweens that were made in cooperation with the women for which they were written.
This is the kind of interactive learning tool that we desperately need for our children. I only hope that they expand on this web site and work on other projects that science-based families can enjoy.